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Skipper Otto’s CSF strengthens local food systems by connecting thoughtful citizens to small-scale fishermen and wild, fresh, high-quality sustainable seafood. Overview: The successful candidate will assist with engaging local community through social media and help out at fresh fish pick-ups, farmer’s markets, workshops, and community events. If interested, there may be opportunities to join our … Continued

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A message from Duncan – our halibut fisherman!

August 9, 2013

We left Port last Sunday for fishing grounds we had heard good things about this year. As we headed out with the sun setting in front of us the seas were calm and it looked like it was going to be an easy trip. Around midnight as we got offshore the weather began to deteriorate, along with … Continued

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Small-scale UK fishermen fought the big boys and won

August 2, 2013

Recently, the ultimate clash between fishing fat cats and small scale, sustainable fishermen played out in the High Court in London. At stake was the privatisation of our seas, as large fish producer organisations argued that quota was their private property. In a historic alliance with small scale fishermen and the New Under Ten Fishermen’s … Continued

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Salmon Row: Remounted at the Britannia Heritage Shipyards this summer!

July 31, 2013

Salmon Row is a play being presented at Steveston, representing the stories, the people and the history of the salmon fishery in BC. The play is held outdoors, and the audience follows the play from scene to scene, so it is a unique and engaging performance.  The show runs nightly from August 15 to September 1st at … Continued

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Delicious smoked salmon recipe

July 29, 2013

One of our members recently borrowed the smoker to make this scrumptious recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂 If you want to make this yourself, there are still a few time slots to borrow our smoker for free – check out the doodle poll My Dad’s Awesome (Candy) Smoked Salmon Recipe 2 fish ~ filleted 1 cup … Continued

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Fishermen in Prince Rupert are engaged in a Stand-down with Canfisco, the main fish buyer, who has dealt a wage cut for Pink Salmon. Fishermen will now only receive $0.27/lb, a tiny fraction of what customers pay for Pink Salmon. “Fisherman are saying that the price of fish is far less than they can make … Continued

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This week’s salmon fishing

July 27, 2013

Otto & Shaun are just cleaning up after a busy Kerrisdale Market & Emma is packing up from the West End Market. Shaun & Otto will then head straight back up to Port Hardy tonight, and run the boat 10 hours across the sound for a gillnet chum opening  Monday  and possibly also Tuesday.  We’ll … Continued

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Okanagan Fruit CSA – delivery to Vancouver

July 25, 2013

We have been so happy with our Community Supported Model! The connection is creates with our members allows for a more robust food system. Your support ensures we receive a fair price for our catch and are able to survive in an industry dominated by big business. Without caring people like you, many talented independent … Continued

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What to do with Roe?

July 25, 2013

BC chum salmon roe is not only jam packed with nutrients and highly prized around the world for its large size and beautiful color, this seasonal delicacy is also beautifully simple to prepare. To make caviar: remove the skeins and soak the roe in salt water for 5-25 minutes and then rinse with cold water. That’s all … Continued

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3,000lbs of Area 8 chum on their way to Vancouver!

July 24, 2013

Shaun just called from Port Hardy: Otto hauled in over 3,000lbs of chum salmon Monday and Tuesday in Area 8.  He has 270 huge chum averaging 11-12lbs each!  Those are some huge, beautiful, silver-bright chum! Shaun and Otto will spend the rest of the day today picking through the bin to find some of the … Continued

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Gerry

Member since 2015

"The salmon was amazing. Thanks to you and the entire Skipper Otto crew for what you do and how you do it. We are blessed to have you in the community."